Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Celebrating the 2 year anniversary of Once Upon a Surrogate: the Stork's Helpers

To celebrate the 2 year anniversary of my book Once Upon a Surrogate: The Stork's Helpers, (released 10/10/10) I am hosting a giveaway. And/or you can order your own copy at a discounted price, right here, right now)

Once Upon a Surrogate: The Stork's Helpers 

ISBN: 978-1-4507-3642-8

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I apologize, my 10% off button wasn't working. I'm not sure if it ever worked. This button should work just fine. I have discounted my book even further to make up for this. Instead of $16.95, you can order a copy for $13.01. With shipping/handling  ($3.99) this makes an even $17.00 total. I will leave this special pricing available through Christmas. Sorry for the inconvenience! Now is a great time to stock up to give to surrogates, intended parents and children.

Up for grabs I have 2 copies to giveaway as well as 1 child t-shirt. ( Ash Grey M 10-12) 


Kids Light T-Shirt

If you are an intended parent and not sure how to tell your child about their surrogate mother, this book is a wonderful tool. It is also wonderful for surrogates to show the love they experience as a surrogate with their own children or as a gift to their surrogate children.

What others have to say about the book:

Have you ever wondered what is like to be a surrogate mom? Jill Hancock Reeder describes what it is like to be a "helper"- a stork if you will in children's terms. Jill has been a surrogate before. She knows what it is like. Illustrations for the book are created by none other than her own children! It is simply beautiful!
If you or your children have ever wondered what is like to be a surrogate, I would highly recommend this book. You can catch a small glimpse of what it is like to be an incubator to someone who can't have any children of their own. You can teach your children there is more than one way to have children. And if you yourself are struggling to have children perhaps surrogacy might be the answer for you! 
Snyopsis by Alexes Covington


First Review for Once Upon a Surrogate: The Stork's Helpers

This book is fantastic! It was great to be able to read it to my children and see that them realize what surrogacy is. They really enjoyed the story and so did I, I think that it really helped them to understand the whole concept of surrogacy.

I have two boys who are young (6 & 4) and they loved this book and have asked me to read it to them several times since we received it and I am more than happy to do it!

I would recommend this book to surrogates and intended parents alike, this is a great way to teach your children what you do for other people or to teach them about their beginning. Thank you Jill for writing such a lovely book, I have been looking for something like this since I started my first journey and finally my search is over!


Once Upon a Surrogate: The Stork's Helpers

Wed, 11/17/2010 

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Once Upon a Surrogate: The Stork's Helpers
For most of us, when we're sick or when something unexpected comes up, we can take a personal day from work. But what happens when the Stork gets sick? I mean, babies still need to be delivered, right?
That's why he inlisted special helpers, called Surrogates! Although surrogates can't carry babies in their mouths, they can still carry them in their bellies!
One special surrogate is Jill Hancock Reeder, who received that very important call back in 2005. Jill grew up in Utah, where she currently resides with her Navy hubby and high school sweetheart, along with their three beautiful young children.
Her husband was an avid blood donor, but Jill wanted to do something more. After contemplating egg donation, she came across the idea of surrogacy. With extensive research and help from another online surrogacy community, Jill was able to make her dreams come true, and help other families who weren't able to have children. In fact, not only is she surrogate mom to a little girl, but also to twin boys! To read more about Jill and her decision to become a surrogate, please visit her blog, at
Jill was inspired to share her experiences as a surrogate in her new book, Once Upon a Surrogate: The Stork's Helpers. I received a copy, and thought it was a great story to be told, even though I have never been involved in surrogacy. It is told from the perspective of her children, from how they handled the experience to how they were involved. Jill even involved her children as her illustrators for the book and her father as her printer and consultant!
Jill has even designed merchandise for surrogates and intended parents, using unique phrases and sayings. My personal favorite is "I'm not the mom, I'm just the stork"---I think it would be a whole lot easier when talking to inquisitive passerbys that always want to talk about your pregnancy! You can see her entire collection at
So if you've ever wondered what it would be like to be a surrogate mother, or to teach your children that there is more than one way to have a baby, this book would make a great addition to your bookshelf!
Back to the giveaway-
Each copy will be signed if desired and will include bookmarks and stickers.
I will continue the celebration for the rest of October offering my book at 10 percent off. (you can even order below)

To enter the giveaway please spread the word through Twitter (mention @surropepperbird or @surrogacybooks or link to or link to this very blog post)  or Facebook or your own blog and send me the link at

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